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Bobby Goes Electric
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A piano demo was recorded but never released.
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
It might have been Ibiza
But it could have been the coast of Spain
On a clapped-out continental radio
I thought I heard his name
But I was just another hippie then
With my copy of Rolling Stone
In a kickback full of hashish
That I was trying to smuggle home
And where were you
When you knew
Where were you
When you heard
The day that Bobby went electric
How did you receive the word
There was years of independence
Put a meaning on the words "hard rain"
In a rundown beachfront arcade I heard
How the times have changed
I was thrown in jail in Tangiers
With a couple from Montreal
Who'd been working their way to London
To see the plug-in at the Albert Hall
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
The day that Bobby went electric
I was struggling through my teens
And when he plugged in up at Newport
I was caught up in a dream
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
© circa 1980
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